Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Dry Bones Dancing by Tony Evans

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I adore the Old Testament, especially the prophets, so I just had to have a copy of book, "Dry Bones Dancing". In it Tony takes a close look at Ezekiel chapter 37.

Ezekiel had a vision of bones that were scattered, bleached, and dry as....well, as a bone! God asked him, "Do you believe I can raise these bones up?" Ezekiel was no dummy...he said "God, only You know that."

And then he watched what I believe is one of, if not the most spectacular miracles performed by God in Scripture...God not only raised the bones, but...well, go read it for yourself in Ezekiel 37!!

"Dry Bones Dancing" is more than just a breakdown of Ezekiel. It is an examination of the Christian life and why more of us aren't celebrating our relationships with Jesus.

When I got this book, I didn't realize...or rather, didn't acknowledge that I was in a place of spiritual dryness. We had struggled with a wayward daughter, my mother had recently passed away, and I had gone through a long recovery from back surgery. So I was feeling a bit parched.

But Tony Evans attributes spiritual dryness to more than just burnout. He says that disobedience leads to distance which leads to dryness. And you know what??

He's right.

One of the things I love so much about Tony Evans is his candid analysis of Scripture and his "don't mince words" approach to sin. He loves us as his Christian brothers and sisters too much to candy coat it.

In "Dry Bones Dancing", Tony takes us from deadness to dancing, and helps us to deepen our spiritual passion. This book includes a discussion guide and a CD with excerpts from The Message. I highly recommend getting a copy of this book.

"Dry Bones Dancing" gets 5 out of 5 bookmarks from me...with a little dancing skeleton charm...and he's just so cute!!

Happy Reading!


1 comment:

Denise said...

I will have to read this one.